Peter Marino: The Architecture of Chanel
A celebration of the wonderful creative intersection between the architecture of Peter Marino and the aesthetic of fashion-house Chanel – a behind-the-scenes look at the buildings designed by Marino for Chanel in Chicago, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Nanjing, New York, Miami, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo
This stunning celebration of the 25-year collaboration between two remarkable legends – the fashion house Chanel and Peter Marino – through a stunning collection of buildings that Marino designed to elevate Chanel’s luxury retail spaces to the realm of fine art. With more than 300 stunning images, including architectural plans and original sketches by Marino together with an introduction by New York Times and Architectural Digest contributor Pilar Viladas, an interview by creator of Pin-Upmagazine Felix Burrichter, and project descriptions by local writers, each perfectly placed to discuss Marino’s work in its geographical context, this book features all 16 Chanel buildings worldwide for which Marino designed both the buildings and interiors – from the USA to Asia. Through his dedication to his craft and expert devotion to Coco Chanel’s vision and resolutely modern spirit, Marino has ushered Chanel into a new age, all while perfecting the always elusive art of the timeless in architecture and design.